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Sep 6, 2013

Microsoft works to save face after Xbox backlash

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn’t typically opt for simplicity. However, during a presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas to promote the upcoming Xbox One console last week, a no-frills, old-school approach is exactly what Microsoft employed when confronted with a convention room full […]

Sep 27, 2012

Gates: New Windows 8 system is ‘very exciting’

NEW YORK — Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday called the new Windows 8 operating system scheduled for release next month “a very exciting new product” and “a very big deal” for the world’s largest software maker. Gates said in an interview with The Associated Press that he is already using Windows 8 “and I’m […]

Jan 13, 2012

What’s hot this year at the Consumer Electronics Show

Frank Gorman of Gorman & Williams is back in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. And, just like last year, he’s graciously offered to write a few dispatches about his trip. The following is an overview of CES, which concludes Friday. Gorman co-wrote this with Mike Yang, counsel to Micro Focus and a […]

Dec 5, 2011

Microsoft rolls out Xbox TV platform

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a new interface for its Xbox game console users — one that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice. The interface, first demonstrated by CEO Steve Ballmer in September, is set […]

Dec 5, 2010

Tech Talk: The TV moves from dumb box to smart console

I know the big, sexy TVs out there are hard to resist, especially now that the manufacturers are talking about “The NFL Live in 3D in your living room.” But I’m going to try to save you a lot of cash (although I suspect you’ll go and buy a new TV anyway). The television itself, […]

Nov 11, 2010

New ‘Call of Duty’ blasts last year’s sales record

NEW YORK — “Call of Duty: Black Ops” shattered entertainment records this week when it raked in $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale, once again proving that video games have cemented their place in our lives as mainstream entertainment on par with movies and music. For the hordes of devoted fans who […]

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